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HomeCare Matters

October 2018

Kind Natured Heart & Taking Care of People: A Story from our Home Care Case Manager

When Ethel Picado was a little girl, she never thought she would be a nurse, she just knew she loved learning.  That love was enhanced in 2012 when she joined EveryStep Home Care. 

As an RN Case Manager for EveryStep, Picado helps people make the most of what they can do while they can live at home safely and independently.

Every case is different than the one before for Picado, who sees four to seven patients on any given day. 

Picado provides patients with treatment and medication management, health assessments, patient education, counseling, or connects them to community resources such as a social workers or senior companions. 

“It’s kind of my nature as a person, I like to take care of other people,” Picado said of her chosen career. “My goal is to get people somewhere and help them see more about how they can take care of themselves.”

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From its locations in Des Moines and Creston, EveryStep Home Care offers in-home care and support to patients recovering from illness or injury.

EveryStep Home Care is offered in 16 Iowa counties: Polk, Union, Dallas, Jasper, Boone, Story, Marshall, Adair, Madison, Warren, Marion, Adams, Clarke, Taylor, Ringgold and Decatur counties.

To learn more, call EveryStep Home Care at 515-558-9591 or visit

Please contact EveryStep Home Care if you or your loved one answer “yes” to two or more of the following questions:

  • Have you or your loved one been recently hospitalized?
  • Were you or your loved one diagnosed with a new illness or disease?
  • Have you or your loved one had a recent medication change?
  • Do you or your loved one need physical, occupational or speech therapy services?
  • Are you or your loved one at risk for falls?
  • Do you or your loved one have concerns with safety at home?

Upcoming Events

EveryStep hosts a variety of events throughout the year in our local communities including: support groups, educational events and fundraisers. 
Click here to see a complete list of our upcoming events!

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